Lady Hawarden's photographic exploration of identity - and female sexuality - was incredibly progressive. Above, Lady Clementina's daughter also called Clementina reading a book

Britain's first ever fashion shoot? Rare 19th century prints by pioneering female photographer go on sale (but be warned, they're rather 'sensual')

Lady Hawarden's photographic exploration of identity - and female sexuality - was incredibly progressive. Above, Lady Clementina's daughter also called Clementina reading a book

An early picture taken by the Victorian  photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn, his niece and other family and friends posing for the camera

Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead 'set' pictures taken by pioneering woman photographer

An early picture taken by the Victorian photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn, his niece and other family and friends posing for the camera

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

A gallery of prints and posters in the living room of this extended Victorian flat turns a blank space into an eyecatching feature wall. Plan your arrangement with pieces of paper laid out on the floor before fixing the frames in place.

30 inspiring living room ideas

A gallery of prints and posters in the living room of this extended Victorian flat turns a blank space into an eyecatching feature wall. Plan your arrangement with pieces of paper laid out on the floor before fixing the frames in place.

Restored south-facing Victorian terrace sitting room in Pavillion Gray and Strong White // An inspirational image from Farrow and Ball

Restored south-facing Victorian terrace sitting room in Pavillion Gray and Strong White // An inspirational image from Farrow and Ball

This style home with the grand entrance hallways and the stairs being one of the first visual points just cry out for a carpet stair runner just like this one.  I love the strips, and the colours are gorgeous especially against the pale walls and on the real stained wood floor.  I also love how the photo gallery runs up the stairs, all of this just makes you want to explore further. Although if it was me I would have maybe thrown in a few coloured frames too.

Running Through

This style home with the grand entrance hallways and the stairs being one of the first visual points just cry out for a carpet stair runner just like this one. I love the strips, and the colours are gorgeous especially against the pale walls and on the real stained wood floor. I also love how the photo gallery runs up the stairs, all of this just makes you want to explore further. Although if it was me I would have maybe thrown in a few coloured frames too.

My family came from Spitalfields, East London around this time. Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

My family came from Spitalfields, East London around this time. Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

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